Obits–October 8, 2018

Judith Ann Barbour Bledsoe Mrs. Judith Ann Barbour Bledsoe, age 78, of LaGrange, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 3, 2018 at her home.  Mrs. Bledsoe was born on July 21, 1940 in Raleigh, NC to the late B. H. Barbour and the late Emily Richardson Barbour.  Mrs. Bledsoe was a Registered Nurse and a dependable volunteer.  Her many activities began ...

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Dr. Ingram Speaks on Lafayette at Luncheon


“The welfare of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind; she will become the respectable and safe asylum of virtue, integrity, tolerance, equality, and a peaceful liberty.” ~ Marquis de Lafayette The First United Methodist Church of La-Grange welcomed guest speaker Dr. Richard Ingram to their Thursday Lunch Club for a talk on the Marquis de Lafayette, ...

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Knox Pest Control Takes First Place in Chamber Golf Tournament


The LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Thursday, October 4 at The Fields Golf Club. The theme of this year’s event was “Mulligan’s Island.” The tournament was first announced at an Early Bird Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge earlier this year. Chamber members, modeled after characters from the hit 1960’s television series Gilligan’s Island, took the stage ...

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Granger Softball Beats Cedartown to Place Third Seed for State Finals


The Lady Granger softball team continued their dominance with a 5-0 win over Cedartown to earn a third-place ranking as they head into state. The Grangers kicked off their region tournament playoffs with two decidedly- strong victories over rival Troup. The first was a 13-0 blowout, while the other was only marginally better for the Tigers at 9-1. LaGrange’s win ...

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Career Ready Workshop Brings National Non-profit and Students Together for Good


Chanelle Foster never imagined she would learn Forklift Driving skills as a participant in her paid 12week Career Ready Workshop, but she learned that – and more – thanks to a partnership brought to Troup County School System (TCSS) between Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers (GoodwillSR) and West Georgia Technical College (WGTC). “Driving a forklift was fun. I was ...

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“Stop the Bleed” Training Provided for School Staff


Public Safety from across Troup County continue working with the Troup County School System on school safety and creating a protocol if an emergency were to happen. Eighty-two participants from Troup County Schools, as well as Heard County, recently participated in the “Stop the Bleed” training. According to American Medical Response Course Paramedic Brian Lee who led the class, this ...

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Hogansville Designated as Rural Zone


The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has designated the historic downtown Hogansville corridor as a “Rural Zone” under a new program that will allow eligible business to qualify for state tax credits effective January 1, 2019. The Rural Downtown Revitalization Act, was enacted by the legislature in 2017, and encourages investment in “Rural Zone” communities that creates jobs, refurbishes ...

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Second Robbery Suspect Arrested


LaGrange Police have arrested a second suspect from the pair of robberies that occurred overnight Wednesday. Police responded to the first incident early Thursday morning about 12:52 a.m. upon reports of an Armed Robbery on Mill Creek Parkway. Police arrived and spoke with the male victim at a separate location. The victim explained that he was offered a ride by ...

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Profile in Courage: Wanda Lowe

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In 2001, after having her annual mammogram, Wanda Lowe, a Cancer Care Navigator at WellStar West Georgia, was diagnosed with invasive ductile breast cancer.  Lowe said the diagnosis was “a little scary,” because it meant that the cancer had already invaded the surrounding tissue.  Her previous year’s mammogram had shown no sign of the disease, so she feels that the ...

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State Troopers Still Investigating Fatal Crash

Georgia State Troopers are still investigating an automobile crash that lead to the death of a LaGrange woman. Local officials say the crash has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) for further investigation. The fatal accident occurred around the 3400 block of West Point Road around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The victim was ...

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